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Can Muslims lie to Raise Money for Sister Clara Muhammad Schools?

WITH ALLAH’S NAME THE MERCIFUL BENEFACTOR, THE MERCIFUL REDEEMER

March 8, 2015

Dear Imam Yusuf Ramadan, Principal Shirley Sharifa Dye, Portia Siddiq, and Members of the Consultant Board of the Clara Muhammad School of Queens,

You planned, organized, advertised, and sponsored an educational program for many months using false, slanderous and defaming information despite the fact that you either knew or should have known that what you were advertising was a blatant lie.

CAN MUSLIMS LIE TO RAISE MONEY FOR SISTER CLARA MUHAMMAD SCHOOLS?


2:39 "But those who are bent on denying the truth and giving the lie to Our messages - they are destined for the fire, and therein shall they abide"


2:87 "...[Yet] is it not so that every time an apostle came unto you with something that was not to your liking, you gloried in your arrogance, and to some of them you gave the lie, while others you would slay?"


Dear Imam Yusuf Ramadan, Principal Shirley Sharifa Dye, Portia Siddiq, and Members of the Consultant Board of the Clara Muhammad School of Queens,

I am writing this open letter because I am concerned as to whether you are confused, ignorant of the truth, or just an enemy to Imam Mohammed, Islam, and the truth in this matter. You have publicly, openly, consciously, and boldly misrepresented this matter to the Muslim Community, readers of The Muslim Journal, those who supported your Feb. 28th educational program and the American public as a whole concerning the truth and accuracy as to who in fact is the widowed wife of Imam W. D. Mohammed.

Your advertising poster opened up in the name of Almighty G’d Allah and from that point forward you began to knowingly lie. This I’ll never accept nor understand.

Your program was advertised in the Muslim Journal, on posters, and spoken of by Portia Siddiq on Blog Talk radio as follows:

Muslim Journal and Blog Talk radio advertisement.

…Pay tribute to our Honorees and Special Guest Speaker, Sis Shirley Muhammad 40 year wife and widow of Imam W. Deen Mohammed, Mother of their five children, daughter in law of Sis. Clara Muhammad and Founder of Clara Muhammad School Foundation

Poster and Muslim Journal Advertisement.

OUR SPECIAL GUEST SISTER SHIRLEY MUHAMMAD Widow of Imam W. D. Mohammed & Founder of Sister Clara Muhammad Memorial Educational Foundation

What Imam Mohammed said about this subject:


**AFFIDAVIT

The following transcript was taken from a lecture given by Imam W.D. Mohammed on March 8, 2003 in Chicago, Illinois. The subject matter concerning marriage and divorce that Imam Mohammed is addressing had been openly and publicly stated many times before this particular meeting. Imam Mohammed’ s position on marriage and divorce was known by literarily tens of thousands of people.**


I never had two wives at the same time

You’re supposed to go to your family first, get someone as Allah (swt) says one from your family and one from his family, at least one from each family. And you sit down with them and then discuss the problem and see what the representatives from both families will have to say to contribute to some kind of solution for you all. You do that when you cannot resolve the matter yourself. And remember this, that Muslims are to refer the matter if you have a problem, refer the matter to G-d and His Messenger (pbuh).

Now how do we do that? The Qur’an is the Word of G-d. To refer to G-d means to consult the Qur’an. Consult the Messenger (pbuh) means consult what he did in such situations or what would be his rulings in such a situation. That is what you do first. Then if you cannot convince each other what should be done in the situation; then if the two will accept to have representatives from both sides of the family, call them in and see can you sit down with representatives from both sides of the family and solve the problem. Please don’t call me. My job with husband and wife relationship has been a very bad one.

I ended up having four, not at the same time though. I never had two wives at the same time. I had to get divorced from all of them. Let me count them and make sure I am saying it right. Yes, it is four. I do not want to handle anybody’s problem. I do not want to be your mediator. You might say, “But you are the Imam.” It didn’t help me in my relationship with these women. I think it complicated it. If I had just been a brother just going like I used to do, just going to weld eight hours and coming back home I would still be with the first one, I would. But the more complex your life gets then the more difficult it is to keep a relationship with somebody who is making demands on you and your time.

So really I am an earthly man so I make earthly choices and pay for it. I should be asking G-d, “Give me a wife from heaven.” Well I am a husband from heaven. I am not saying that I am any better than they are, but my allegiance is to G-d, No. 1 and to what is right. I do not care who you are, I am not going to sacrifice that. My wife can have a brush in with a sister and she says, “That sister disrespected your wife,” I’m going to look and see who is at fault and if it is the wife I am sorry I cannot help her. And if she asked for it, I am sorry I cannot help her. If she is trying to flaunt her importance, I am sorry, I cannot help her.

Now that was not the reason I lost these four women. It had something to do with a couple of them though. It had something to do with my final decision with a couple of them. But I think the main reason was I just can’t carry all of that weight anymore.

When I was younger and did not have as much to do I could carry that weight. I’d say, “Here you come with your cross. I am already bearing mine and somebody else’s too; the children, now you come with yours and yours is heavy. I’ve never seen a cross this heavy. Where in the world did you get this cross? I am sorry, just put it over there in the corner, I can’t help it.”


You planned, organized, advertised, and sponsored an educational program for many months using false, slanderous and defaming information despite the fact that you either knew or should have known that what you were advertising was a blatant lie.

None of us are perfect or without spot or blemish. But when you boldly imply by openly contradicting Imam Mohammed’s public personal testimony and public marriage to Khadijah Siddeeq Mohammed and replace it with your own made up revisionist sense of history, one begins to wonder are these acts the acts of Muslims or are these the acts of enemies to the cause of Islam. I state these hard facts because for anyone, regardless of their sympathies or emotional allegiances, to challenge the word and action of our leader Imam W. D. Mohammed and to imply that he is a liar and that what he has publicly stated and demonstrated about his marital life, whom he was married to and whom he had divorced, is not true has gone way over the line and must be publicly exposed or put in check.

You may not like what I am saying as I am not happy to have to say it, but the only recourse to this matter are FACTS and TRUTH. If you have or can produce some facts that would render my concerns wrong, then please put them on the table and not allow your personal feelings to get in the way so that I can just as boldly offer you an apology… but you don’t have any facts and you can’t produce any truth in this matter. The only thing that you can do is be upset with me for exposing you for your deceitful and unacceptable misrepresentation of the truth about our Honorable and truthful leader, Imam W. D. Mohammed. The matter at hand is very simple either Imam Mohammed lied or you are lying, and Imam Mohammed is the personification of truth.

Sincerely,
Brother Muhammad Siddeeq